The Ontario Junior Golf Pathway Ranking system is used to recognize the top-performing Ontario junior golfers who succeed over the course of the golf season. Junior golfers can earn points through each event they play in, and their best 8 results will count towards their ranking. The 2023 Junior Golf Pathway Ranking season ends on October 15th.
With the multitude of competitive junior golf opportunities in Ontario see the below to learn how events earn ranking points and what categories Junior Tours and Associations fall into. There are multiple factors that determine how many points an event receives. Primary factors include the entry or qualification process, event duration, field size and strength of field. Secondary factors include the yardage played, as well as the polices and code of conduct put in place by the Junior Tour’s or Association’s competition committee.
The categories and infographic below demonstrate point distribution across different events.
Emerging level events (10 to 50 points) The entire field earns points.
Advancing level events (75 to 200 points) 75 percent of the field earns points.
Competing level events(250 to 400 points) Players who make the cut earn points.
Performing level events(500 to 1750 points) Players who make the cut earn points.
The Junior Golf Pathway only ranks events with Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 age divisions. Furthermore, The Junior Golf Pathway Rankings operates using an August 1st as of date to determine what age categories Junior Golfers fit into.
The Junior Golf Pathway and Golf Ontario are thrilled to continue it's partnership with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) in 2023 and beyond to provide more opportunities to players in Ontario. Players will continue to be able to gain access into AJGA events by playing well in Ontario. Top athletes on the Junior Golf Pathway Rankings will earn exemptions and PBE Stars for the following year.
Full Information On How AJGA Exemptions Will Work In Ontario
The Junior Golf Pathway Rankings Workgroup is composed of Junior Golf Pathway stakeholders who work to continually evaluate and improve the Junior Golf Pathway Rankings. The Rankings Workgroup supports the JGP by, offering guidance, insight and assistance in gathering intelligence and placing or moving events in the Rankings and to develop a plan to annually improve the Rankings.
The 2023 Junior Golf Pathway Ranking Workgroup members include,
PGA of Canada Coach and Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Operator
PGA of Canada Coach – Focus Golf Group
PGA of Canada Coach and Niagara District Junior Golf Tour Operator
Team Ontario Head Provincial Coach
PGA of Canada Coach and Simcoe County Junior Golf Tour Operator
As determined by the workgroup members, the purpose of the Junior Golf Pathway Rankings is to identify the top performing athletes in Ontario. Furthermore, they are used to guide and support the development of junior golfers and to encourage them through each level of the Pathway to stay on course to reach their highest potential.